Nikhil Deb


Nikhil Deb is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Murray State University. Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Sociology at Shahjalal University (Bangladesh). He has taught at six different institutions in the USA and Bangladesh. His publications have appeared in several peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes, such as Social Problems (forthcoming) and Critical Sociology. He is currently co-editing a book titled Social Justice in the Global South.

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Deb, Nikhil. 2021. “Slow Violence and the Gas Peedit in Neoliberal India.” Social Problems. 

-2019 Brent K. Marshall Graduate Student Paper Award, 1st place, Section on Environment & Technology, Society for the Study of Social Problems


Nikhil Deb’s research broadly focuses on how economic activities, neoliberal pursuits in particular, typically favor some human groups at the expense of other existing or future human groups and the environment. With this focus, he researches the socioenvironmental effects of and resistance to neoliberal development undertakings in Bangladesh and  India.  He is expanding his geographic focus to other region through cross-national comparisons, Recently, he became interested in examining the ways in which the global pandemic has exacerbated social, environmental, and health inequalities around the world.